Diabetes

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 4 years now, and in that time I have heard some fairly ignorant comments. Some are innocent, some well meant and some just down right rude. I know that there are certain things that I would never say to someone with depression, cancer or other medical issues, and

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It is a bit of a running joke among those of us in the diabetes community that the way something will affect your blood sugar is dependant on the way the wind is blowing. You can do the exact same thing, eat the same foods and take the same amount of insulin and get wildly

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Type 1 diabetes is a hidden condition for most. You won’t see the affects on their body, the toll it takes both mentally and physically can be really draining. I am regularly told that I am a “good diabetic”. I’m congratulated on handling it well, taking the diagnosis in my stride and not letting it stop

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Tomorrow marks 4 years of living with Type 1 Diabetes. On the 25th February 2013 at around 10:30 am I received the phone call that was to change almost every aspect of my life. One phone call and my life has never been the same since. At the time the news was shattering. I couldn’t

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In the past I have written about my experience of Type 1 diabetes in pregnancy. That post really focussed on what happened for me, but everyones diabetes is different, as is every pregnancy. There is no one solution that can make being pregnant and having diabetes plain sailing. It just doesn’t work like that. But

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In our house….. blood is shed daily. In our house….. the medicine that keeps you alive also has the power to kill you. In our house….. we count carbs, not calories. In our house….. meals cannot be shared. In our house….. juice can save a life. In our house….. haribo is a medicine, not a

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One of the really “fun” parts about Type 1 Diabetes is how unpredictable it is. Food, exercise, stress, hormones, the weather – you name it, it all has an affect on blood glucose levels. If you have T1D and are pregnant then you are in all honesty all over the place. Your insulin requirements are

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One of the first things that was said to me when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes was “Are you planning on having children?”. I was fairly taken aback. I had just been diagnosed with a lifelong disease and here we were discussing a future family. A family I knew I wanted but I

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Diabetes is something I’ve touched on in some of my previous posts, and will continue to talk about in the future. I have Type 1 diabetes, but how many of you actually know what that is? I mean REALLY know. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is when you’re body isn’t able to regulate the level of glucose in